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by toaster
Tue Jul 05, 2005 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Language
Replies: 48
Views: 13867

What 5 year olds do and don't know depends completely on their family and their social/school situation. Not all 5 year olds have the same language set. Not even all 10 year olds. Yes, by age 15/16, the gap narrows. I know of several that play that are home-schooled. You left out something important...
by toaster
Sun Jul 03, 2005 1:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Language
Replies: 48
Views: 13867

I have to laugh. I've asked before, but never gotten an answer: There are probably 100,000 words in the English language alone, and only a tiny percentage are "swear" words. Is your command of the language so poor that those words are the only ones you can use? Yes, some of us are pretty strict abou...
by toaster
Wed May 11, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Trojan Found
Replies: 6
Views: 3713

JeffM2501 wrote:Dervish
is it posible for you to make a post on a topic and STAY on topic? This isn't about your private little browser war.
Is it spring already?
by toaster
Wed May 11, 2005 11:12 am
Forum: Map releases
Topic: My first Version 2 map ("Ionian Paths")
Replies: 12
Views: 3498

Panzer, Nice web page. :) I forgot you made some of those older maps that I've played on a few times a year or two ago. Plenty of good ideas and opinions about map making. As for your screen shots, you might want to enter your bz world as an observer, move yourself up a bit and get a screen shot fr...
by toaster
Tue May 10, 2005 3:55 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: New commands...
Replies: 15
Views: 4152

I really, really like /mute for spammers. And it's already there.
by toaster
Sun May 08, 2005 12:14 am
Forum: Bugs and Problems
Topic: Geno when paused
Replies: 8
Views: 4645

well, thats not a bug, if a flag is respawned by you when you pause and you grab it when you unpause even by accident it kicks you becuase people have been known to cheat by pausing and then making a flag come to them. There's an anti-cheat fix for that already. Manu wrote it about a year ago. You ...
by toaster
Tue May 03, 2005 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: little rankings under names
Replies: 29
Views: 7854

Are you implying that rolling tanks gather no rust? 8)
by toaster
Tue May 03, 2005 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: team killer
Replies: 9
Views: 3705

Well, kicked is not banned. And servers can be set to autokick. Some folks play with the server messages. Did you get autokicked by the server, or by a cop/admin?
by toaster
Tue Apr 26, 2005 11:23 pm
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: "phantom Zone" TWO CASTLES
Replies: 15
Views: 4730

Manu wrote:Pimpinella? :)

Hehehe. I wondered if you were reading the forum, Manu. One easy way to find out. :)
by toaster
Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Oops" in place of apology...
Replies: 43
Views: 12883

Dervish wrote:toaster, where'd you find the "Murphy Laws of Armed Conflict"? Those must be a riot. :)
Oh, I've had them for many years (about 30). I can post if I can figure out where I put them. :)
by toaster
Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:55 am
Forum: Servers: General Discussion
Topic: "phantom Zone" TWO CASTLES
Replies: 15
Views: 4730

Pimpinella decided to try it out for a while, see how well it worked out. There are a lot of flags that have been turned off on viper.pimpi.org for the simple reason that someone (Viper?) didn't like them. For instance, there is no obese flag, either.
by toaster
Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:52 am
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Camelot - Released
Replies: 15
Views: 4427

toaster: what are your cache settings? you should not have to download the same textures each time you join that map. I get into the server in about 2 seconds (and that's mostly octree processing time) I'm using the defaults in the 2.0.2 Win build: Server list cache: 1 day Cache size: 32MB Automati...
by toaster
Sun Apr 24, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Map releases
Topic: Camelot - Released
Replies: 15
Views: 4427

LouMan, This map is pretty cool. I like the tunnels effect, too. One problem: takes 32 seconds on the average from "join" through download of all the textures, most about .5MB, till I get joined. Most of the time, I get "game full" after all the wait, and get dumped out. The downloadable textures ar...
by toaster
Sun Apr 24, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Oops" in place of apology...
Replies: 43
Views: 12883

It gets kind of hard to avoid friendly fire sometimes. You're in a busy map, bullets flying everywhere, you dodge, double-tap a couple of shots, dodge, shoot again, jump to avoid a spray, and land on friendly fire. Happens all the time. Too many times a lot of people fire into the same space, and th...
by toaster
Sat Apr 23, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Oops" in place of apology...
Replies: 43
Views: 12883

My tk rate is pretty low these days, and I seldom tk on purpose. (only when someone steals my flag) I often say oops, or dang, because it's my first reaction. Half the time, the TKs are due to a situation with an ST, or a double ricochet. Oops comes out and I type it quickly, and it's cleaner than s...
by toaster
Tue Apr 19, 2005 2:33 am
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Double Image
Replies: 9
Views: 2918

I think it would be really tough to remotely control a decoy when trying to control your own tank. It would be entirely too easy to get the controls mixed up. Probably the easiest way to "decoy" would be to generate a temporary bot which fires PZ shots..... I would think that might be easier to code...
by toaster
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Do u like to be able to go throug other tanks?
Replies: 25
Views: 7324

Not being able to drive through tanks was a great advantage in the old "Battlezone" game. If you maneuvered skillfully enough...
by toaster
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:16 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: Double Image
Replies: 9
Views: 2918

This might also be called a "decoy" flag. :)
by toaster
Sun Apr 10, 2005 2:09 pm
Forum: Screenshots & Artwork
Topic: PZ Lights
Replies: 25
Views: 11598

Pretty nice, Trepan. Good application. :)
by toaster
Fri Apr 08, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Operating Temps
Replies: 9
Views: 2416

RPG wrote:Heh... 100 F is the tempature on the surface of the chip, not the core.
You really mean the chip carrier. The chip is the core. The carrier is the ceramic/plastic device surrounding the chip.
by toaster
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meshes (This will start a war)
Replies: 28
Views: 7157

some notes: - the bz meshes are made up of polygons, not just triangles For the younger people in the crowd: A polygon has 3 or more edges, but is still a flat, two-dimensional object, like a sheet of paper. A triangle is the simplest polygon, having the minimum 3 sides. But polygons can have far m...
by toaster
Thu Mar 31, 2005 1:10 am
Forum: Help: Tactics and Playstyles
Topic: Appropriate THIEF usage
Replies: 50
Views: 29576

I have only once used TH to grab another team's flag from a teammate nearing death. The opportunity doesn't arise too often. I have lost flags to Thieving teammates on many occasions, when they just wanted the flag I had. In CTF, FFA, and RH. Once, I had SW, and just as I fired it to kill an opponen...
by toaster
Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Enhancements
Topic: P2P technology in bzflag
Replies: 10
Views: 3065

No, it's not really solid, because you get two levels of lag in the game. You get lag between the "superclient" and the server, and then lag between the player and the "superclient." There are plenty of references to indicate the amount of bandwidth needed for a server to run and support 20 - 25 use...
by toaster
Sun Mar 27, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meshes (This will start a war)
Replies: 28
Views: 7157

The good 3D modelling tools don't force you to treat objects as meshes. They generate meshes as their output. So you don't have to think of every object you build as a mesh. For instance, you build a cylinder, then slice portions out of it, then add other objects touching it, makes some edits to the...
by toaster
Sun Mar 27, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to stop raceist ranting
Replies: 5
Views: 2511

Generally, if you're a regular player, you can only use the silence feature (press "k") which only prevents you from receiving the messages. Everyone else on the server will still get the messages. Admins, and on some servers cops, can use the mute command to silence trolls. The mute command is a se...